Alan Saldanha: Helping Hand Party believes in assisting British Columbians in need
Helping others in need is the focus of the Helping Hand Party. We believe that helping others unconditionally provides for a meaningful existence. We support the needs of the economically underprivileged and seek to create a sustainable and robust economy for British Columbia. We strive to protect our environment.
• We encourage the use of ethanol-blended gas for motor vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. These blends are currently available at Husky and Fas Gas.
• To provide special lanes for electric mopeds and gas-driven two-wheelers on avenues if not on streets in the Lower Mainland.
• We oppose the construction of the Enbridge pipeline through northern B.C. because of Enbridge’s unenviable record of an average of 60 oil spills per year.
• We propose one-on-one math tutoring for weak students from Grade 6 and 7 for six months at $8 per hour to be borne by the parent of the student.
• We oppose the proliferation of casinos and slot machines that are causing distress among seniors in the province. Limits on betting by seniors.
• We are for reduction in wait times for surgical procedures and licensing of foreign nurses to practice in B.C. After a three-month re-training.
• We support subsidized childcare at $10 per day per child with the balance amount to be paid by the province.
• The additional costs of childcare are to be offset by the proposed increase in LNG exports.
• We oppose the wooing of ethnic groups by mass apologies and special funds to appease them solely with the purpose of soliciting votes.
• We support tie-ups with Washington-Alaska state ferries as a measure of cost saving and also building a road between Powell River and Squamish.
• We are fielding just one candidate from Surrey-Newton who will not use hoardings, banners, posters, and lawn signs but instead rely on meeting voters in person.
• All costs for this candidate are to be borne from personal finances. We do not accept funds by way of donations nor do we have a membership fee.